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republicans are destroying them. all that plus e.j. dionne, karen finney and jonathan alter on why conservatives are actually trying to blame the super bowl blackout on the president. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching there is a major development on gun legislation today, but there is a good chance you haven't heard about it. president obama continued the push for common sense gun reform today in minneapolis. he was surrounded by law enforcement officers with the city and the state. the president asked americans to stand with the men and women in the line of fire. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned on the streets. >> the president has outlined a full list of proposals to curb gun violence in america. very quietly, many of those proposals are picking up steam on capitol hill. senate majority leader harry reid said he expects a bill will soon move to the senate floor. the package will include a universal background check, a capac
. let's bring in our distinguished panel. karen finney is a columnist for the hill. emily author of the new book "coolidge" and john mclake lynn. you know we're man is so wrong. you and you know that i'm right on this issue. police fess up. >> what i'm going to say, i disagree with the premise which is that the whole point of the sequester deal is because both sides were so childish when the president signed the budget control act, this was the only way for both sides to come together and say we're going to handcuff ourselves and major it really ugly so we have to actually get a deal done. that's the clip that the president was talking about. no easy off-ramp means sitting at the table and getting a deal done, but need side want that conversation. they're sayinged president already has his revenue and the president who has been consistent and i'm willing to do more spending cuts, but we have to have more revenue. >> this round is the spending cut round. the president -- >> he made clear. >> which would reallocate this money from the defense, but what the heck. emily, i think it's
and principal of impact strategies, karen finney, former dnc communications director and ari melber, correspondent for "the nation." welcome to all of you. chuck hagel is about to be confirmed after the next secretary of defense after 18 republicans voted to move his confirmation to a final vote. what exactly did this fight accomplish in your view? >> well, we got to learn the truth about the grudge match between john mccain and some in the republican party and chuck hagel. john mccain laid it out for us pretty clearly when he said that it was, you know, some of the criticisms that hagel had of president bush that angered a lot in the republican party. i don't think it gets any clearer than that. >> that's very helpful and very clear. thank you, karen. ari, let's talk about the friends of hamas because while there were many bogus charges leveled at chuck hagel, friends of hamas may symbolize them at the best. this was a story delivered by thee the editor-at-large of breitbart media. how badly does it look that republican officials were willing to believe these fabricated ideas which
. i really appreciate your time. thank you. now let's turn to karen finney, msnbc political analyst and former communications director of the dnc. and also with us dr. james peterson, a professor of english at lehigh university. karen, you first. today was just a bad sign for the future of voting rights in america in the voting act? >> it was very disturbing. certainly what we heard from the court a fundamental lack of understanding from the practical reality of what is happening in this country. remember, part of the reason we had to have these laws about preclearance is the tactics that were used from beating people as we saw to these kinds of insidious poll taxes and tests. and now we know we have plenty of evidence and data from the past election and previous elections that again the tactics have shifted. and it's not about voter registration. i think that's a really important point here. it's about the opportunity to exercise your right to vote and what it is you have to go through. sure, more african-americans turned out than ever before, but many of them had to wait eight and
the white page memo, jim warren, chicago editor of the daily beast and newsweek and karen finney and john braybender. michael, i want to start with you because it was your reporting that started all of this for the american people to get to learn more about how the administration feels it is legal in the choices made for drone strikes. one thing politico is reporting in the article that they have on this and, of course, the two hearings we were watching yesterday, one being leon panetta on benghazi and the other one with john brennan in the afternoon, it says, senators were looking for a pinata, for hours, brennan was battered by senators even though many of the complaints had little or nothing to do with him. what did we learn? what did we walk away with? >> actually, very little. although i think there was a lot of expectations that we were going to get more transparency, particularly because president obama had just the night before said senators could -- senators from the intelligence committees could read the classified office memo, it did not lead to any greater sunlight about the p
credibility to talk to my fellow republicans. joining me now, msnbc's karen finney and hugo, editor of the times magazine. karen, there are many democrats who would say, dick norris, please, go ahead, give all the advice you want. at the end of the day, it's a really interesting dynamic in the house. democrats actually have some power here to pass legislation. >> right. that's exactly right. i mean, even in the last session, we know that a majority of the things that actually got done got done because nancy pelosi help ed make sure it happened. the reality is john boehner is very ham strung here. he does not have a lot of power in terms of his own caucus. he does rely on pelosi and the democrats to get some things done. so, part of what that means, though, that gives democrats leverage going into this legislative session. and we're already in a position where somehow the republicans missed the whole huge, glaring, neon sign of a message coming out of the last election and thenk they can -- boehner, you heard him. it's the same talking points that they've already lost on. i think dem
is washington bureau chief for mother jones magazine, and karen finney is former dnc communications director. both are msnbc political analysts and i'm delighted to say karen has joined us here in new york. if i can start with you, david, james clapper, the director of national intelligence, told reuters that just the cuts scheduled for our intelligence services would be, in his words, the budgetary equivalent of emergency amputations. can you explain to our viewers, david, why republicans are so happily trumpeting the idea that we should take these cuts on the chin when they could provoke a national security crisis? >> well, i'd like to come up with a anatomy analogy when we go from emergency amputees to chins but nothing comes to mind. i think playing boehner's remark over again, he got 98% of what he wanted it. this is it. >> 174 republicans voted for that. >> in washington history tends to start about five minutes earlier when you're talking, and you got to go back to what happened that led to that press conference that john boehner said that. it was the republicans saying we're not goin
political analyst karen finney. and chicago tribune columnist clarence page and louis russert live from capitol hill preparing for the great john baper to speak at another of his magnificent press conferences. karen, you have agreed us to preview your column for the hills in which you blast the republicans for trying to cast blame on the white house. you write at some point the gop -- i'm afraid i won't be able to quote any longer because we have the gathering of the magnificent gop and in a moment or two speaker boehner will speak. but, karen, on your point before i go to that, you say the blame shifting is a pointless exercise. >> it is a pointless exercise because we've had a number of reports both from the congressional research service and the congressional budget office that have pointed out that different parts of what republicans are fighting for in terms of their ideas about territorial tax policy with regard to multinational corporations or this idea that tax breaks at the top trickle down, that those just aren't true. that there's no evidence to suggest that that works. so he
you with us on the program. >> thanks. >> now let's turn to karen finney, former communications director of the dnc. steve benin with us as well, msnbc political contributor and producer for "the rachel maddow show." great to have both of you with us. karen, you first. it's hard to believe this would be a long-term strategy. but this power point strategy that has been unearthed from the summer of 2011 is very telling. what do you make of it? >> it is very telling, ed. but one of the things we have learned about this republican party for some time now is they are very comfortable speaking out of both sides of their mouth. i mean, here you have on the one hand they're saying we know part of the reason we lost. we've got to get out there and talk about working people and talk about middle class people, and yet on the other side, as we just were hearing from the chairman of the democratic party, they refuse to name even one cut that would impact some of those higher earners. they refuse -- you know, they refuse to accept the fact that we need more revenue. it's not just -- we can't
like it's shark week. it's time for the martine bashir show hosted by karen finney because martin is still ill. >> good afternoon. i'm karen finney in for martin bashir who is out sick on this friday, the first day of february and it's also the first day on the job for john kerry and it is a very busy one at that. ♪ >> an explosion this morning outside the u.s. embassy in ankara turkey. >> witnesses say a suicide bomber tried to enter the u.s. embassy. >> a bomb explodes near the u.s. embassy in turkey. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is a terrorist attack. >> right now we are all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy. >> i don't have much detail you but it was characterized as a terrorist attack on our embassy in ankara. >> there is no part of the world that is irrelevant to the united states anymore. when i came into office, did we worry about governments changing in north africa and the middle east? >> it takes a focused effort. it takes perseverance. it doesn't happen overnight, but i would also argue it takes something
refusing to face facts. karen finney and michael steele on clinton's right-wing call-out. >>> the stock market closes over 14,000. exxon has record profits, and income inequality has never been worse. senator bernie sanders on the fight ahead. >>> scott brown is out, and geraldo is in. >> this is a real-life horror story, and it will give small children bad dreams. >> we've got rivera's first senate campaign commercial ahead. >>> michelle goldberg, michael tamaski and gene robinson are here to talk about the legacy of ed koch. >>> beer prices could rise, but not if president obama has anything to say about it. we've got the details on the next move by the department of justice on anheuser-busch. >>> ten years ago today, the space shuttle columbia tragedy rocked the country. today a new shocking story of what nasa knew has america talking. we have the real story here tonight. good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. a big thank you tonight for hillary clinton for finally saying what really needed to be said. today was clinton's final day as secretary of state. she be
post" and msnbc political analyst the great karen finney. jonathan, given that karl rove spent $300 million of their money and predicted a dead certain romney victory, it's hardly surprising that republicans are not happy about his latest project, is it? >> no, you're right. it's not surprising that they're not happy, but i would have to say that what karl rove is undertaking and whether he's the right messenger here remains to be seen but the project he's undertaking is vital for the republican party's survival. they want to continue being a national party as opposed to a regional party coming out of the south, then they're going to have to elect candidates to the house, to the senate, and ultimately to the presidency who can win national elections. >> well, karen, karl rove's victory project is barely off the ground, but it seems they've already got their first target in mind. it's iowa congressman steve king. in the words of a top aide to mr. rove, quote, we're concerned about steve king's todd akin problem. all of the things he said are going to be hung around his neck. karen, a
russert there in washington. thanks so much, luke. let's get right to our panel now. from washington karen finney, a columnist with the hill, and michael o'hanlon, senior foreign policy fellows at the brookings institution. welcome to you both. mike, if i can start with you. in addition to the many other responsibilities that you yourself carry, you're also a member of the cia's external advisory board. are you satisfied with john brennan's responses, particularly in relation to the drone program? >> well, you know, martin, i do think we need checks and balances in our system, and i think groping towards the right way to handle a question of whether it be drones or some other kind of use of force, the broader question here is using force in a country where we haven't before or against a person we haven't before, possibly an american citizen when you have got this very broad authorization on the use of force against an enemy that's very generally defined going back to the 2001 legislation. so it's bigger than any one technology that might be used. but, no, i'm not totally comfortable yet, m
forward in the 21st century. >> let's get to our guest, democratic strategist bob shrum, and karen finney. the president is expected to use the speech as a way to frame the debate over the so-called sequester which would mean $85 billion in cuts that republicans claim are entirely his fault. take a listen to this. >> you know, the president, he's the one who proposed the sequester in the first place. >> it's what president obama proposed in 2011. >> it is inevitable quite frankly. now these cuts are coming by law and it's law the president signed and advocated. >> okay, professor shrum, on march 1st, the sequester cuts take effect. now republicans say they can't be stopped and they're all the president's fault. is that right? >> no, it's completely wrong. to make that argument requires a sequestration of memory and i mean recent memory. john boehner, when sequester passed, said he got 98% of what he wanted. >> that's exactly what he said. >> the majority of republicans voted for it. they used it as a way to hold the debt ceiling to ransom. the only leverage they have is leverage to lower
the blame. our monday gaggle, washington bureau chief of "usa today," susan page, karen finney, and terry jeffrey, editor in chief of cnsnews.com. susan, set the table here. i'm trying to figure out, is the sequester the worst thing that's ever happened in the history of the federal government and all this? if it is as bad as everybody is saying it is, where is the urgency of meetings, where are the plans, where's this? it's been a weird way it's been all rhetoric and no action. >> because it is not in fact as bad as hitting up against the debt limit and it is not as bad as what will come later in the month when the resolution that finances the federal government runs out and we might have an actual government shutdown. it is not the thing but will it hurt someplaces? yes. one reason this becomes complicated is because it hurts different places to different degrees. some of the cross currents as we saw with the govern terse weekend is not republican versus democrat but say how much defense spending are you relying on in your area. >> terry, when it comes to republicans, there seemed to be
bashir show hosted by karen finney because martin is still ill. >> good afternoon. i'm karen finney in for martin bashir who is out sick on this friday, the first day of february and it's also the first day on the job for john kerry and it is a very busy one at that. ♪ >> an explosion this morning outside the u.s. embassy in ankara turkey. >> witnesses say a suicide bomber tried to enter the u.s. embassy. >> a bomb explodes near the u.s. embassy in turkey. >> a suicide bombing on the perime
of hillary, here in the studio, msnbc political analyst and columnist for the hill, karen finney. good morning. >> good morning. >> and even before stepping down, there is a new hillary clinton super pac that launched for 2016. and there's a headline from today's "washington post" that asks, what is clinton's legacy at stake and her future? so after a rest which she said she wants, huge poll numbers, donors waiting to get on board. what tongdo you think the chanc are hillary clinton will seriously consider running for president again? >> i don't think we have any idea of that question until hillary does what she has said she will do. and hillary, in my experience, does what she says she'll do. first she is going to take a rest. you gave the numbers. she has really worked so hard for the last four years. this is literally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week job. and she is going to take some time. put her feet up, take a nap. but second, i think this is also important, she wants to write the book. you know, we can all learn so much about the world we live in. when she talks about her experien
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